News and Events

Farmer’s Market Program, Summer 2020

Thanks to the Province of BC, the Provincial Health Services Authority and local vendors at the Grand Forks Farmer’s Market, we’re pleased to offer the Farmer’s Market Coupon program to qualified clients again this year. This is a great opportunity for our clients to source fresh, nutritious and locally grown produce and other foods … and to have a friendly (and Covid-friendly!) social experience while shopping at the twice-weekly outdoor market.

Mining Feeds, Summer 2020

Osoyoos Credit Union, June 2020

How lucky were we to be visited by the Osoyoos Credit Union with a surprise donation of $2000.00! We are so grateful to have the support of community members and businesses as we navigate these difficult times. Looking forward to the smiles of appreciation and relief when we’re able to provide fresh food to our clients with this money!

Wooden Spoon Promo, June 2020

The Wooden Spoon has launched a new “take and bake” menu and will be donating 20% of proceeds from this initiative to the Food Bank. Not only will you get a tasty and nutritious meal, you’ll be supporting local business, local farmers and the Food Bank. How can you go wrong?

Grand Forks Credit Union, June 2020

Today we had a chance to meet and graciously accept a staff-raised donation from the compassionate people at the Grand Forks Credit Union. Community members like these are what keep us going in our fight against food insecurity.

Evergreen Tree Planting Crew Donation, June 2020

2020 has been a remarkable year in many ways. We are so blessed at the Food Bank to be the recipient of amazing generosity from so many different individuals and groups. This week we received almost $2000 from the Evergreen tree planting crews who are working in the Grand Forks and Mt. Baldy areas. The crews, recognizing that they are fortunate to be able to keep working during the Covid-19 crisis, have donated a percentage of their wages from tree planting to help less fortunate people in the area. Most years we see these crews around town as they replenish supplies, do laundry etc. but this year they have hired support people to do these tasks and keep themselves and our communities safe. Thank you for this consideration and for your generous donation.

BuyLow Foods, May 26, 2020

Thanks BuyLow Foods, and especially Danny, who recently sourced and donated a pallet load of reclaimed food to the Boundary Community Food Bank. Do you know that our Food Bank distributes over 50,000 non-perishable items every year? This donation is a big help to us in meeting that demand.

Rockwool Donation, May 13, 2020

Rockwool rep, Jane McEwan (left), with Food Bank President, Mike Wakelin and Treasurer, Pam McGregor

This week we received a $5000 donation from Rockwool, thanks to donations from the company contractors and staff, with matching funds from Rockwool. This is a big help to the Food Bank, as we continue to meet unprecedented demand for our services.

Rotary Donation, May 9, 2020

Rotary members Don Coulclough and Rob Ogloff deliver a check for $4000 to the Food Bank, on behalf of all rotary club members. Since Rotary hasn’t been having regular weekly meetings, the club decided to redirect some of these funds to our local food bank. Thanks to the Rotary Club for their continued support!!

Plant Sale, May 9, 2020

Our plant sale was a huge success. Thanks to all who helped with this event, and to the community for supporting us with your purchases and donations. We’re looking forward to repeating this next year – bigger and better, and maybe without the need for social distancing measures?

Food Bank President Mike Wakelin, showing off turkeys donated by the Grand Forks division of Rockwool. Rockwool recently supplied us with 22 turkeys that we were able to distribute to clients.

We had the pleasure of touring Save On Foods staff around the Food Bank today. Save On is a major contributor to our Food Bank. Thanks to them, we are able to provide our clients meat, dairy, deli products, produce, bread and baked goods in addition to grocery items. What amazing support. Thank you Save On!

A huge thanks to Grand Forks Rotary for their recent donation of $2000 cash to the Food Bank.  Rotary also donated  $2300 in Boundary Bucks to us.  These are gift cards, in $5 and $20 amounts, that can be used at many businesses in Grand Forks, Greenwood and Midway.  We’ll be handing them out to our clients in February.  

Our winter soup program is finished for the year. We hope to be able to offer this again next winter.

We are so grateful for all the donations we receive from individuals and organizations within our community. Your help makes it possible for us to help those who need it.

Thanks to the many organizations in the community for their support. CIBC, Perley School, Hutton School, Grand Forks and District Recreation Centre, Roxul, Interfor, BC Ambulance, Body Edge Fitness, the Credit Union, LeeAnne Gailey Hairstudio as well as several other groups and many individuals generously donated cash or food to the Food Bank this holiday season.

What a great community! Thank you all!

Here are some photos of our facility and our volunteers. Our space is set up to let clients choose the foods that best suit their household, from canned goods to produce to meats and dairy products.